2020 has been a year like no other. The HNB board and staff are so proud of how our entrepreneurs fought to survive and, in few cases, have even prospered during this difficult time. We remain deeply appreciative for the assistance of our supporters and volunteer mentors. With a new year, HNB is moving forward in 2021 to assist more minority businesses in the under-served areas of St. Louis city. See the list of the HNB businesses in this newsletter.
In last fall’s newsletter we reported that our Habitat for Neighborhood Business program at Saint Louis University had achieved its most significant growth in our 12-year history by increasing service to more than two dozen entrepreneurs. We continued to press ahead throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and will end this year with almost 40 minority owned businesses in St. Louis City under-served neighborhoods.